My “Las Casas” Experience
Every year, everyone at work is excited as to where our boss will bring us come Summer.
I didn’t expect that we will have the chance to see “Las Casas Filipinas de Acuzar” as they have visited this awesome place for several times already. But yes, we are going there for a Summer treat. Yey!
It is a 3 – hour drive from Manila. More or less. That day is specifically humid but it didn’t have much effect on the incredible feeling I got that I’m traveling again. Better yet, with my colleagues. I usually travel alone and sometimes my travels are with just one buddy, or with my family and whoever I am with, traveling gives me this feeling of excitement.
We arrived after lunch time and spent waiting for our shuttle by admiring their lobby.
The staff are so used in attending to guests, from the driver to the ushers and to the servers at the restaurant where we had our lunch after unpacking.
My colleagues and I didn’t waste any time. After a few minutes of rest, we immediately did our rounds. Part of the package is a tour that comes with a tour guide enumerating details per house.
We opted to explore the place on our own. There is a total of 30 ancestral house, one of which, I have come to witness as a child, the one from Binan, Laguna.
And what a day it was. A day is not enough for you to be able to capture all corners from west to east part of the whole place. Not only that it is literally huge, you can not help but linger at each corner for its’ beauty. It is truly wander and wonder mood for all of us.
I especially love this.
I imagine this with a few locals wearing this.
It brought me to the past. Something that is quite hard for many. It requires careful study, replicate’s intricate details, and probably passion to achieve this.
To complete the feel, they have a studio wherein you can wear costumes that have been worn during the 1800s.
I just regret that we weren’t able to do it. Maybe next time.
They also have a pool and it is an option if you do not want to go to the beach. The eastern part where the beach is located is part of the South China sea.
They have a souvenir shop. It showcase some stuff that really looks very familiar to me. And when I touched them, I was reminded of Antipolo. Then I found out some of their dishes were made by Ms. Lanelle Abueva, the potter whom I’ve met at Crescent Moon cafe.
It was amazing though, and reminded me of the story of this famous psychic, who was handed a pen, and he immediately figured-out as to whom the pen belongs to. It was a crazy feeling. =)
Before dinner time, we were able to watch a show that featured young artists dancing folk dances and it was so much fun.
What I admired most in this place, is the attention to details.
What else can I say? =)
I had one of the best breakfast at Las Casas and especially loved the home-made cinnamon ensaimadas..=)